The idea that in modern society, young people have too long refused to grow up, in society for a long time and over time more and more. In the new study, experts from Australia not only agree with this statement, but I propose to formalize this fact.
According to the terminology of the Fund of the United Nations in the field of population, adolescents are persons aged 10 to 19 years. Modern dictionary of Russian language under the editorship of T. F. Efremova calls teenagers boys and girls from 12 to 16-17 years. The popular word “teenager”, often used synonymously with “teenager” means people over the age of 13, but not Mune 20 years (all numbers from 13 to 19 in the English language end in the syllable teen). All these and many other definitions in common, that twenty boys and girls, teenagers are not.
Australian researchers, however, believe such views are outdated. In particular, they refer to relatively recent data, that the human brain, contrary to popular informed views, does not finish to develop to 20 years. The researchers also point out that in fact modern man often comes into adulthood only after graduating from high school, and the families of young men and women prefer to create it all later.
Some experts, however, have already reacted to the initiative with some scepticism — in their opinion, the official recognition of the status of “teenagers” for the 23-year-old people in many cases will only serve to promote their extreme immaturity and will not bring real benefit.
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